B. J. Lazan

This award was established in 1967 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding original technical contributions to experimental mechanics. In 1973 this award was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin J. Lazan, a pioneer in his field who achieved recognition in dynamic testing, vibration, materials damping and fatigue.

 

The award honors inventors, developers or contributors to the introduction of new devices or methods.

Nominations are solicited from the general membership by the Honors Committee.

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2021 Recipient

Picture of Ghatu Subhash

For innovative contributions to experimental mechanics and development of in-depth understanding of multiaxial dynamic response of ceramics and soft materials.

Ghatu Subhash
Professor Subhash obtained his PhD from University of California San Diego and conducted his post-doctoral research at California Institute of Technology. He joined Michigan Tech in 1993 and moved to University of Florida in 2007. His research focusses on multiaxial behavior of advanced ceramics, metals, composites, gels and biological materials. He has developed novel experimental methods which have been patented and widely used. He has co-authored 200 peer reviewed journal articles, 85 conference proceedings, 2-books, and 6 patents. He has graduated 35-PhD students and is currently advising 6-PhD students and one post-doctoral fellow. He is a Fellow of ASME, SEM, and the American Ceramic Society. He has received numerous awards, including the SEM ‘Frocht Award’, ‘Best Paper’-Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, ‘Significant Contribution Award’ American Nuclear Society. ‘Technology Innovator Award’ from University of Florida, ASME Student Section Advisor Award’, ‘SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award’, and ‘ASEE Outstanding New Mechanics Educator’ award. He has served as the National Academies Panel Member at the Army Research Laboratory (2015-2018). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Mechanics of Materials.

Past Recipients

The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the B.J. Lazan Award in the past.
 
2020 - Herzl Chai 2019 - Eann Patterson 2018 - Daniel Rittel
2017 - Fabrice Pierron 2016 - D. Adams 2015 - M. Grediac
2014 - F. Hild 2013 - G.S. Schajer 2012 - K.T. Ramesh
2011 - N. Sottos 2010 - I. Emri 2009 - E. Gdoutos
2008 - H.D. Espinosa 2007 - S. Nemat-Nasser 2006 - Y.J. Chao
2005 - G. Ravichandran 2004 - Y. Morimoto 2003 - K.M. Liechti
2002 - A. Shukla 2001 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr. 2000 - W.G. Knauss
1999 - D.F. Adams 1998 - M.Y.Y. Hung 1997 - J. McKelvie
1996 - A.J. Rosakis 1995 - C.W. Smith 1993 - F-P. Chiang
1992 - M.A. Sutton 1992 - W.F. Ranson 1992 - W.H. Peters III
1991 - C.A. Sciammarella 1990 - M.M. Lemcoe 1989 - H.F. Brinson
1988 - S.P. Wnuk 1987 - D.L. Brown 1986 - A.J. Durelli
1985 - A. Lagarde 1984 - I.M. Daniel 1983 - K.A. Stetson
1982 - S.J. Green 1981 - A.S. Kobayashi 1980 - J.E. Starr
1979 - M. Leven 1978 - W.T. Bean 1977 - G.R. Irwin
1976 - J.C. Telinde 1975 - M.E. Fourney 1974 - J.F. Bell
1973 - S.S. Manson 1972 - D. Post 1971 - D.R. Harting
1970 - F. Zandman 1969 - A.C. Ruge 1968 - G. Ellis